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. but i want to begin with the wife of brother, tamerlan tsarnaev. her name is katherine russell. she has been questioned by investigators. we at cnn would love to talk to her. we're hearing a little bit from her attorney and we have seen some action today outside of her parents' home in rhode island. we want to begin this hour with erin mcpike in rhode island for us right now. erin tell me what you've been seeing today. >> reporter: well brooke about 12:30 today there were six fbi officials sitting in two cars outside katie russell's house. and just a russell's attorney two of them pulled up parked in katie russell's driveway and went inside her house. two minutes late five of those six fbi officials went inside katie russell's houseleft. so fbi officials have been inside katie russell's parent's house for the last hour and 20 minutes. now, of course we don't know yet what isg some investigating and perhaps talking to katie russell, trying to get more information from her. but it has been a while now. and what i can tell you, brooke also is that fbi officials have
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island. they're trying to figure out what katherine russell did in the days before and after the attack. "the boston herald" reports that the state medical examiner has determined tamerlan's cause of death. they are not releasing the details because russell has not claimed her husband's body. as for dzhokhar tsaranev, another lawyer has been added to his defense team. judy clark, whose past clients include susan smith. and she represented the unabomber, ted kaczynski. all these clients avoided the death penalty, getting life sentences, instead. federal investigators are focusing their efforts on the female dna that was discovered on bomb fragments at the boston marathon finish line. yesterday, they searched katherine russell's home in rhode island. with more on the investigation. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. when fbi agents left the home of katherine russell yesterday, they carried out bags of evidence. they want to know what role, if any, she may have played in helping to carry out the attacks. fbi agents searched this home belonging to the family of ka
family ties to dig deeper on. katherine russell is the widow of the older brother. investigators want to find out what she may know. tell us what did you find out about this woman. >> just in the last five minutes, katherine russell returned home to her house after a meeting with her lawyer. she went for a meeting. we know he has been speaking with some of those investigators on her behalf. perhaps we are getting closer to the point she may address some of their concerns directly. as they look at the fact that s she shared that cramped apartment with tamerlan tsarn v tsarnaev. she is devastated by this. the investigators want to know exactly what she may have known as they try to piece together what happened and try to determine when and where he may have assembled some of those bombs. that's the reason they want to talk to her. her attorney still tells us she had no idea any of this was going on. anderson. >> i mean, obviously it is understandable why they would want to be asking her questions. if she's living in a small apartment with her husband and the younger brother is visiting
to speak with suspect number one's wife tamerlan tsarnaev was married to katherine russell tsarnaev. they met in college in 2010 and sometime around that time converted to islam. investigators would like to speak with her. they referred to the bombing she knew nothing about it at any time. there is no word on if or when she will speak with investigators. they are looking at a pizza cbi link to a murder, a triple murder. three men in their 20s were discovered with their throats slit marijuana on their bodies and thousands of dollars of cash left behind. tamerlan was friends with one of the victims. this happened 10 years after the september 11th attack. >> that september 11th date keeps cop poping up in conjunction with the story. thank you so much, molly. >>> time now for the top 5@5:00. the top five stories this hour. two men accused in a disturbing terror plot will be arraigned in chicago. the two planned to blow up a bridge in toronto while a passenger train traveling from new york passed by. police say the men had direct guidance from al qaeda. >> the individuals were receiving
whether katherine russell, the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev, had any role whatsoever in the boston marathon attacks. they went into the home she was staying in yesterday and did not walk out empty handed. fbi agents searched this home belonging to the family of katherine russell. the widow of boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev, who she married three years ago. agents carried out two block equipment cases and clear plastic bags marked dna samples. sources say the fbi took these samples to see if they match up with female dna discovered on the pressure cooker devices used in the boston marathon bombings. russell, who has denied any involvement in the attacks, has been staying in this north kingstown, rhode island, home, ever since her husband's death during a police shootout. nearby in this apartment, the fbi has interviewed mikhail allakhverdov, the mysterious man known as misha, identified by the suspect's relatives as a key influence in radicalizing tamerlan. the attorney for misha's family says they're cooperating. >> today they have answered all the questions that have been asked o
with bags of dna evidence. they're also trying to piece together katherine russell's every move in the days before and just after the attacks. meantime, the medical examiner knows what killed tamerlan tsarnaev but not releasing the details because the family has not yet claimed his body. as for surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, another lawyer has been added to his defense team, death penalty expert judy clarke is now part of that team. she has represented high profile clients in the past and we want to get right to pamela brown live in devens, massachusetts with more on this investigation. good morning, pamela. >> good morning to you, john. investigators are trying to figure out whether katherine russell, the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev, had any role whatsoever in the boston marathon attacks. they went into the home she was staying in yesterday and did not walk out empty handed. fbi agents searched this home belonging to the family of katherine russell. the widow of boston bombing suspect tamerlan tsarnaev, who she married three years ago. agents carried out two block equipment cases and
a more complete picture of katherine russell. >>> president obama now weighing in on the case, and is defending the job that the fbi has done, both before and after the attacks, and foxy knoxy, her memoir comes out today. what aman do knox has to say. that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." help shep at 3:00 in new york city, new look at the witness dove the older suspect in the boston marathon terror attack. her name is katherine russell and these are photoses from her arrest in 2007 when police say she stole $67worth of clothing. she was 18 at the time. it happened, this arrest -- i should say it appears this arrest happens before she new tamerlan tsarnaev. they met at a nightclub sometime around 2009 and married soon after. until now we had not large much about the witness to who has largely stayed out of the spotlight since the boston bombings. yesterday the fbi confirm it searched the home where she was staying in rhode island. and last night a source confirmed investigators found female dna on the boston marathon bomb. of course we should
continues. >> lastly the chief medical examiner here determined the cause of death for katherine russell's husband. they cannot make the information public they can't until the body has been released. no one has claimed the body. remember katherine russell whose home was searched by the fbi yesterday is the next of kin. so many more questions. hopefully we will learn more today. >> thank you so much david lee miller life for using. >> it's time for the first degree weather update with maria molina. maria is in the center tracking the severe weather in our country. >>> that's right. we are talking about a system we are tracking. it is exiting the rockies. ahead of the system we have a lot of moisture. that is producing areas of rainfall across minnesota and north dakota and east of sections of the great lakes. you need the um drel la-- umbrellas as you head out the door. that this is sever weather with wind gusts and we could potentially be seeing a cool down and even snow. this particular model produces more than 6 inches more than a foot for some of you as well across sections of minnes
in 2003 and in 2009, 2010. also tamerlan's former wife, katherine russell, got benefits from state officials, food stamps and other assistance for people with dependent children from september of 2011 until november of 2012. what's interesting about that period is, wolf, in that year, in the span of that year, six-month period is when tamerlan tsarnaev went to russia. while he was in russia, away from his wife and child, the family was getting welfare benefits for that entire year. so indirectly tamerlan and dzhokhar tsarnaev were receiving benefits as being part of those households, both parents, first, and katharine russell with tamerlan, getting public assistance benefit as a member of katherine russell's household during the entire year of 2012 until november of that year. >> katherine russell, though, correct me if i'm wrong, her family back in rhode island prominent, well-to-do family, is that right. >> >> reporter: that's right. her father is a surgeon. we were in their neighborhood yesterday. my colleague, erin mcpike covering the situation with the family. you can tell by
that today the fbi retrieved a dna sample from tamerlan tsarnaev's widow katherine russell, at her parents' home in rhode island. just because they took a dna sample and even if hers should match the sample o the pressure cooker, it doesn't necessarily implicate her or any other particular female in terms of whether they had anything to do with the preparation or the construction of the bomb because, for obvious reasons, our sources caution us that it could also mean that a female at any time could have come into contact with any portion of the bomb maybe even before this pressure cooker was even put together. a wide range of people. so it could involve perhaps, if it's not her dna, it could be possibly her daughter's dna. that match has not yet been made. or it could belong to somebody else all together. but certainly, erin it does move this case forward. >> it certainly does. we'll find out a lot more. susan said obviously, significant development. but if it is the wife's dna, is it possible she wasn't involved? we'll talk more about that with a forensic exp
bombing suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev. her name is katherine russell. she's largely remained out of public sight since the tragedy. but she was spotted coming out of her family's home yesterday, alongside her attorney and our erin mcpike has been there and she's there this morning as well. she joins us now from the family home in north kingston, rhode island. any sighting of katherine russell or her family members yet. >> reporter: we have not seen katherine russell yet this morning. we saw her mother three times. she left with a family friend who has been coming by all week delivering dinner to the family. so her mother left. what i can tell you is we have seen a lot of the russell family's dog this week, but the only two times we have seen katie russell were tuesday morning and friday afternoon when she left with her attorneys to have some meetings, poppy. >> so you -- i know you've been talking to neighbors there as well. this is her family home. she hasn't lived there i think for six years. but what are her neighbors saying about katherine. what do they know about her at this point? >>
friday morning. he's married -- he was married to a woman named katherine russell, who is 24 years old, and she's been staying with her parents in rhode island. her attorney says she didn't know anything about what her husband was allegedly planning and learned that he was a suspect actually from watching news reports. chris lawrence joins me live from rhode island with more on what we know right now about her. chris, i know you spoke to her family's attorney. what did he say about what she's doing and about how she's doing? >> reporter: bottom line, anderson, he said she is cooperating with the federal authorities. we know that federal agents have been here to her parents' house several times over the last couple days. in fact, there was a federal agent, a car parked right down the street for several hours today. federal agents have also escorted her from the house at least once today. he says basically she understands why they want to talk to her, why they want to know if she knew anything at all about what her husband was doing, and if he had any other affiliations besides his young
. get ready. first of all, we know that the fbi spent about 90 minutes in the home of katherine russell, the widow of tamerlan tsarnaev. they were interviewing her and i'm sure erin will have more on that. in addition, law enforcement officials and other sources say that one of the things that law enforcement is looking into right now is female dna that was found on one of the trace elements from the bomb. they caution this doesn't necessarily mean anything. it could just mean that a specific female came in contact with ingredients later used to make the bomb, but of course, one of the things they're checking out is whether or not this dna matches katherine russell, tamerlan tsarnaev's widow, or even the daughter. again, they caution this does not necessarily mean anything, but they are looking at this because this dna is that of a female. in addition, we know that the mother wants to see dzhokhar. she wants to come to the united states, even though there is risk, of course, that there might be some recriminations from that shoplifting arrest that she basically tried to skirt, so she wa
, investigators want to interview tamerlan's wife, katherine russell. today, her attorneys issued a statement saying she is doing everything she can to assist in the on going investigation. adding, the reports of her husband's involvement in the attack came as an absolute shock to the family. >> key remaining questions for investigators involve the bombs. where did the brothers build them. did they set off practice explosions and how did they pay for the materials and do all of that under the radar? kpix5. >> the mother of the brothers says there is no way that her sons were involved in this. in an interview with britain's channel 4 news, tsarnaev claimed her sons were set up. >> what happened is a terrible thing, but i know my kids have nothing to do with this. i know it. i am their mother. you know, i know my kids. i know my kids. my kids would never get involved into anything like that. >> the russian government flagged the elder tsarnaev as a possible islamist radical back in 2011. the fbi questioned him, but found nothing out of the ordinary. >>> we are hearing from a man who ended t
vivÍan bajo el mismo techo. katherine russell que nunca se dio cuenta que su esposa estuviera mra naendz algo malo. que se enterÓ de las explosiones de la maratÓn y la participacion de su esposo, a travÉs de las noticias. ella hace todo lo posible para asistir a las autoridades, la investigaciÓn. tamerlÁn forma parte de otra investigaciÓn, por la muerte de su mejor amigo. el Único amigo estadounidense que segÚn Él tenÍa. que muriÓ degollado junto con otros 2 hombres, en un departamento en massachusetts en el 2011. la madre de los hermanos tsarnaÉv sostiene que sus hijos son inocentes. >>> lo que sucediÓ fue terrible pero yo sÉ que mis hijos no tuvieron que ver con esto. yo lo sÉ soy su madre y son mis hijos. >>> quÉ hizo el hermano mayor viaje que realizÓ semanas despuÉs que su amigo fue encontrado degollado en massachusetts. cuando regresÓ ese viaje el aÑo pasado, sus amigos vieron cambios en su comportamiento y cuando tamerlÁn tsarnaÉv colgÓ videos radicales en hasta las pÁginas de las redes sociales. ilia. >>> >>> gracias vilma por tu informaciÓn. >>> el propi
of dead bombing suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev. her name is katherine russell, and she was spotted yesterday leaving her family's home in rhode island. you see her there in the head scarf and the woman next to her is her attorney. and i want to go to erin pike. you were the one that saw her yesterday and you have been there for days and you tried to talk to her. did she say anything to you? >> reporter: poppy, she didn't. i tried to ask her how she was doing and what was happening, and no, she did not say anything. her largest ushered her inside. she looked very overwhelmed when we did try to talk to her, poppy. >> in terms of where she was headed, we know from what we have heard she has been cooperating and talking to authorities and obviously incredibly upset about everything that has happened and she understands the importance of talking to authorities. do we have any sense of where she was going, what she was going to do? >> reporter: well, yesterday she went to her attorney's office and met with her attorney for about 90 minutes. we don't know for sure whether or not she herself has spo
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it could have come from a female accomplice. katherine russell is not a suspect and has not been charged in the plot. but fbi agents met with russell at her parents' rhode island home to collect a dna sample. investigators will compare that against the dna found on the bomb remnants to determine if she ever came in contact with the device. russell's family has issued a statement saying they were shocked by the attack. investigators want to question russell to find out if she had any knowledge of her husband's plans. the fbi is also taking a fresh look at tamerlan tsarnaev's six-month trip to russia and dagestan in 2012 to determine if he received training from known terrorists. of particular interest a russian born canadian militant. like tsarnaev, he was a boxer and both men were in dagestan last summer. he was killed there in a shootout between muslim radicals and police in july 2012, just days before tsarnaev returned to the united states. so far investigators do not know if the two men ever met. surviving bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev may have answers but he's not talked to inves
's wife to a fragment found on the pressure cooker bombs. katherine russell married tame tsarnaev in june of 2010. he susan candiotti joins me live. the curiosity is whether they're serious about katherine russell given the fact there is such potential for this dna evidence to really mean nothing at it. >> that's right. we're one step at a time. now that they know there's female dna on the pressure cooker the nexttep is does it match the widow, does it match the store clerk that sold it to them? does it match anyone at all? what does that mean? it doesn't necessarily mean -- in the widow's dna was the match up, she helped putting the bomb together. that is why the fbi has been spending so much time talking with the widow simply to find out what she knows about a broad range of issues. we know even today we saw federal agents over at her lawyer's office. we believe she may be there too. >> thank you for getting that inside information and also susan just mentioned if the female's dna that was reportedly found on the bomb fragment, if that's a match to tamerlan tsarnaev's wife, so what? i p
a daughter who's a toddler. chris lawrence has been talking to katherine russell's lawyer. chris, what are you learning about this young woman? >> anderson, basically her attorneys said that the first time she heard of all what had happened was by watching the news and that she had no idea at any time of what was going on with her husband. he says basically since those events she's been distraught, she's been crying a lot, that the family is basically in his words a mess. he says basically that right now she understands why federal investigators want to speak with her. they're trying to determine how much she may have known, but he is saying she didn't know anything about what was going on. anderson. >> people in the family's rhode island neighborhood i know have been saying that katherine russell started to change a lot kind of under this guy's influence, changed the way she dressed, the way she acted. what are you hearing about that? >> yeah. a little bit of context. we spoke with the attorney about this. he says, look, she goes by katy, that's what her close friends have called her
but agents have spoken to katherine russell's attorney. he says she knew nothing about her husband's alleged role in the boston bombings. katherine russell lives with her parents in rhode island, where cnn's chris lawrence is this morning. good morning, chris. what's the latest? >> yeah, john, basically investigators want from katherine russell, they want to know, "a," what she now about what her husband was doing. and, if he had any other affiliations besides his younger brother. let's take you to some new video that we shot just in the last hour. can you see katherine russell's attorney arriving here at the family's home. she comes out of the home, and they leave together, followed by federal authorities. we know investigators have been to this home several times over the past couple days but so far she is only speaking to them through her attorney. he does tell us that she does not know anything about her husband's activities. that she was working upwards of 70 hours a week sometimes, while tamerlan stayed home and took care of their 2 1/2-year-old daughter. he says katherine russell is d
to the attack itself. important focus today, tamerlan tsarnaev's widow, katherine russell. fbi agents entered her family's home in rhode island and appeared to walk away with evidence. erin mcpike is on the scene for us in rhode island. what's the very latest, erin? >> reporter: wolf, she is back here inside this house. her mother brought her back from her attorney's office after she was inside the office this afternoon for about 90 minutes. there were federal officials with them, but earlier today, wolf, when federal officials left the russell house, there were about five of them, and they carried out a couple things, including black equipment cases and the most interesting thing of all was a clear plastic bag marked dna samples, wolf. >> do we know anything else that's going on there, as far as any statements she's made to the fbi? i know she's lawyered up, she's got lawyers galore. >> reporter: well, wolf, all we know so far from the fbi is they, obviously, are confirming they were investigating her today as part of their ongoing investigation, but won't comment on specific aspects of the
into or investigating right now, the mother and tamerlan's wife, katherine russell, who converted to islam when she married tamerlan in 2010. the bombing suspect's father has postponed his trip to the united states. he told russian state media he is in the hospital because his blood pressure spiked. it's been two weeks since the boston terror attack and more than two dozen people are still in the hospital right now. those people, of course, recovering from their wounds here. there's new developments inside the prison hospital where bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held. he's in a tiny cell about 40 miles west of boston. pamela brown is live there with the latest on the investigation. good morning, pamela. >> good morning to you, john. dzhokhar tsarnaev arrived here early friday morning. and we have learned from a prison official he is now talking and interacting with medical staff. he is currently living in a 10x10 foot cell, tucked away in a restricted area here at this facility, reserved only for high-risk inmates. he's being observed through video surveillance 24 hours a day. accommoda
brother's wife, katherine russell she converted to islam at the request of her husband and could potentially be a treasure trove of information on this man. our chief correspondent catherine herridge joins us. >> reporter: that's right. investigators are focusing on tamerian tsarnaev trip to russia and whether he had contact with other suspected terrorists. republican briefed by an assistant director the bureau believed the brothers had outside help. >> the f.b.i. and the c.i.a. and every intelligence agency we have is scrambling to figure out what is coming next. who were they associated with? with these two guys lone wolves. it's cleared they were tied to international terrorist groups in chechnya. are they tied to al-qaeda? we don't know yet. >> they sent a letter to the bureau in 2011 claiming the older brother was believer in radical islam. the f.b.i. according to senator graham was aware of his trip in 2012 he traveled under an alias. sprait separately there is an islamic group that has been responsible for attacks on moscow airport. in response the group issued a statement
following, he quit school, wed a woman named katherine russell, and became a father. his wife's family releasing this statement, our daughter has lost her husband today, the father of her child. we cannot begin to comprehend how this horrible tragedy occurred. in the aftermath of the patriots day horror, we know that we never really knew tamerlan tsarnaev. his uncle also in shock. >> he decided to take lifes of innocent people, hurt innocent people. i may believe he's pabeen full evil. he turned to be evil. there is -- even if there is speculation that there was some political views, no, there were no political views. i say there were no political based on what i know about him. and i know about that family. >> tamerlan and dzhokhar's russian father tells cnn he will fly to the u.s. in response to his younger son's capture. >> are you going to america? >> yes. >> and despite his astonishment, family is still family. and it seems the 19-year-old who police say did the unthinkable will still get help from his uncle. >> first i'll try to help by seeking forgiveness from those who he put i
, investigators know that katherine russell lived with tamerlan, her husband, that small, cramped cambridge apartment and as they try to piece together when and where he may have assembled those bombs, they want to talk to her about what she may have known. we'll show you that video that was shot just this morning, right here at the house where her attorney came to the house, picked her up, and then they left together with federal agents right behind them. the attorney is saying that so far, he is the one speaking to federal investigators on her behalf. but he says she had no idea what was going on. in fact, we have now learned that katherine russell saw her husband tamerlan on thursday. before she went to work, as a home health care aide. she left him at home, watching their young toddler daughter, and didn't realize he was even a suspect until she saw the pictures plastered on the news that night. so, wolf, investigators still looking to talk to katherine russell. >>> any indication when you think the formal q & a process if you will, the questions and abcs might begin? >> reporter: the a
at all. the breadwinner was the wife. katherine russell she was the one that was getting the welfare benefits. they were in her name. when she started making more money, the welfare stopped. they have confirmed that the brothers and parents were receiving welfare while the boys were growing up. the governor is vowing to make sure the state followed the rules when it gave the tsarnaev family assistance but the governor will not release more information citing privacy laws. he is now saying this. listen. >> based on releasing the information. >> are you talking about the benefits information? i'm trying to get a sense of that story myself and the completeness of it. anything that can be released will. >> reporter: he goes on to say, he is as curious as the rest of us. the younger brother did get a scholarship and money from the university of massachusetts. he always had cash on hand for food. some friends say he sold marijuana on the side to get some more cash. still no one has confirmed if the brothers were getting cellphones paid for by the government. in other words, is it possible
said ability the wife of the older brother, tamerlan. her name's katherine russell. she converted to islam to marry him. investigators want to know what she would have known about what her husband was up to. a fairly legitimate question. >>> and later, how people concerned about abortion rights are reacting to the horrific murder trial of a doctor up in philadelphia that's going on right now. >>> plus, a new poll shows mark sanford in real trouble. and steve colbert's sister looking pretty good. she's the sister, of course, of the comedian. she's opened up a nine-point lead as of today over sanford. with just two weeks to go before that special election down in charleston. is sanford nearing the end of his appalachian trail or comeback trail? we'll see. >>> finally, another republican elected official uses an ethnic slur to make a point. these guys live in isolation booths. wait until you hear what that guy said. if that's not bad enough, wait till you hear what his apology sounds like, which is even worse. at least it's stupid. this is "hardball." the place for politics. she know
what? and new details on katherine russell. finally, here in new york, deb feyerick on tam ran's connection to a bizarre, unsolved triple murder case. i want to begin with jake tapper in boston. what have you learned about what dzhokhar is telling investigators? i know there's been preliminary interviews and you've been getting the nuts and bolts and details about how they have been communicating and what he said. >> reporter: that's right, erin. u.s. government official has relayed to me some of the news from dzhokhar tsarnaev in his discussions with investigators. we learned last night that he was talking about how there were no foreign terrorist organize sgra zagss involved, that his brother was the driving force and jihad in nature considering themselves to be under attack as muslims and trying to fight back. that is what dzhokhar has been telling investigators. so i don't want to -- i want to make sure everyone understands, this is what he is saying. in addition, we found out some more details. one of them that is the wars in iraq and afghanistan are part of the motivating
everything she can to assist with the investigation. that's a statement issued through katherine russell's lawyer. the fbi wants to talk with her about her husband, but it appears so far they've only been talking with her lawyers. more this morning from the russells' home in kingston, rhode island. >> reporter: tamerlan tsarnaev's widow hustled out of her parents home on tuesday. authorities want her help as they piece together the bomber's plan. >> the reports of involvement by her husband and brother-in-law came as an absolute shock to them all. >> reporter: her turn says katherine russell lived with tamerlan in a cramped cambridge apartment as authorities try to determine when and where he may have assembled the bombs, investigators want to find out what, if anything, she knows. >> she is doing everything she can to assist in the ongoing investigation. >> reporter: russell's attorneys say she didn't know anything. they say she last saw tamerlan before she went to work thursday before the fbi released this video. they say she worked as a home health aid while tamerlan stayed home with
with the authorities. >> chris lawrence there and katherine russell's lawyer she learned about her husband through news reports. >>> a separate investigation to tell you about, authorities in canada say they have foiled a terror plot and arrested two suspects. the men were planning to attack a passenger train traveling between the u.s. and can ka. >> reporter: after months of surveillance two suspects are charged with conspiracy to commit a terrorist act involving passenger trains in canada. but it had a link to al qaeda from iran, something that we have not heard before in connection with terrorist cells. take a listen. >> the individuals were receiving support from al qaeda elements located anin iran. now i can tell you there is no indication to indicate they were state sponsored. >> reporter: the suspects will appear in court tuesday morning. police say they believe this was a real but not imminent threat. it had no connection to the boston bombings and at no time was the public in danger. they allowed many elements of this plot to carry out at the same time wire happening phones and computers and h
katherine russell and her attorney. a meeting is being arranged. so far, she says she had no idea about her husband's deadly plot. and investigators are looking at whether tamerlan was involved in the brutal murder of three young men in 2011. one of whom was his roommate. the three young men were found with their throats slashed. >>> authorities in canada have foiled a plot to unleash terror on hundreds of unsuspecting train passengers. two men under arrest for planning the attack were allegedly getting direction and guidance from al qaeda in iran. abc's pierre thomas has more. >> reporter: the deadly plot to derail a busy passenger train, en route from new york to toronto, murdering hundreds. >> had this plot been carried out, it would have resulted in innocent people being killed or seriously injured. >> reporter: the target, an amtrak passenger line that partners with canada's rail. thousands of people use the route from new york's penn station to toronto every year. sources tell abc news, the plan involved planting bombs to blow up tracks and derail the trains. >> we were looking at a r
've learned that tamerlan tsaranev's widow was arrested for shoplifting in 2007. police say katherine russell stole $67 worth of clothing from a rhode island old navy. the charge was dismissed after she completed community service and gave $200 to a victim's fund. >>> and now, to that breaking news. a fiery scene in the port of mobile, alabama, overnight. two barges erupted in flames after a series of explosions. the barges were being prepared for loading with raw gasoline. three people were critically injured. nearby shipyards were evacuated, including crew onboard the carnival "triumph." that's the same cruise ship that was set adrift by an engine room fire in february. it was in mobile for repairs, with hundreds of workers onboard. as for the barge fire, officials say it's just too dangerous to battle it. so, they plan to let the flames burn themselves out. >>> also burning overnight, an enormous mulch pile in maryland, dwarfing the fire trucks called to the scene. more than 100 firefighters arrived to tackle the flames. shifting winds and a lack of water were making it a challenge. becaus
radicalize the brothers. >> reporter: fbi agents today also continued to press the katherine russell, the widow of the elder brother tamerlan, about her knowledge of her husband's activities. agents left her house carrying evidence bags, and she was seen leaving with her attorneys, who have said she did not know about the bomb plot. and the investigative threads continue to stretch into russia. at the same time tamerlan traveled there last year, two key young leaders of a violent islamic group were killed by russian forces. one of them was a canadian, william plotnikov, who, like tamerlan, had been a professional boxer before evolving into a radical jihadist. tamerlan left russia two days after the canadian was killed, and the fbi wants to know if he helped recruit and train tamerlan while he was there. >> if you want to learn how to build a bomb, chechnya is one of the best places to learn how to >> it. as the net widens, people briefed on the case say the fbi has almost a dozen individuals, both in russia, and here in the u.s., who it currently considers persons of interest. late t
fragments. today fbi agents were at the home of katherine russells parents. she's the the wife of the late tamerlan tsarnaev. the agents were at the home to collect dna samples from russell. >>> it's in this home that a reporter says he interviewed misha. the man strongly denied the accusations. >> he was very, very very intent on explaining that he had had nothing to do with any kind of radicalization. >> alex virdock told carroll he moved and has not had contact with tamerlan tsarnaev. >>> american sports history was made today as a 34-year-old basketball player jason collins came out and said he is gay. he is the first athlete to come out while playing in a major support. collin came out in a personal essay, he played college ball in stanford and is a 12 year veteran who played for the celtics and again is now a free agent center for the wizards. in his essay he wrote that the boston bombing prompted him to come out publicly because he saw that things can change in an instant. ivan went through years of misery and endured -- he said once he made his announcement, he felt whole. >> as a
with islamic extremism. the associated press reports tamerlan leave bes hind a child with katherine russell of rhode island. her family released a statement tonight saying they realize now they never knew him. why in the world would the brothers bomb a marathon and kill a cop? it's still not clear. we looked on social media for clues and found a tweet from dzhokhar, the younger brother on the night before the marathon he tweeted, quote, "ain't no love in the heart of the city. stay safe, people. ". >> court records show the older brother was charged with domestic violence against his wife, but that case was dismissed after trial. her friends are telling cbs news he recently convinced his wife to convert to islam. now, friends of both brothers are convinced the older brother, the serious one, has been talking to the younger one, described as the klass clown, into this week's murder. >> that's where the investigation thooz go now. why did they do it. >> yeah. you know, they've got to check all these links. were there more links than what we know sglou yeah. and are there more people involved.
tamerian tsarnaev. news is breaking at this moment. i'm megyn kelly. katherine russell tsarnaev, very much in the spot light as she sends a lawyer out to say she knew nothing about her husband's plan to bomb the boston their monday. tamerian tsarnaev was home with the couple's toddler daughter last monday morning and in the days there after. hours later that day, surveillance cameras would catch him placing a bomb near the marathon finish line. today saying through her attorneys she feels terrible. >> the loss of life to people who came to celebrate a race and a holiday has caused profound distress and sorrow to indicate at this and her family. reports of involvement by her husband and brother-in-law came as shock. as a mother and a sister, a daughter and wife, katie deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims, students, law enforcement officers and our community. in the aftermath of this tragedy she her daughter and her family are trying to come to terms with this event. >> megyn: joining me now is judge andrew napolitano. so in the news business we get paid to be skeptical. we ha
, katherine russell, hid her face as she left her parents' home in rhode island. she issued a statement through her attorney saying she was stunned by the terrorist plot and doing all -- all she can to assist in the investigation. >>> as a mother, sister, daughter, wife, katie deeply mourns the pain and loss to innocent victims. >> katherine russell dropped out of college to marry tamerlan tsarnaev in 2010. they do have a 3-year-old daughter. >>> 8:05. relatives of september 11th victims may get a second chance at college scholarship money raised in their names. a recent investigation shows california has ejected more than $15 million from special license plates honoring the victims. some of that money was supposed to provide scholarships for the victim's families. an audit shows less money was received. the schoolership inded up -- schoolership ended up closing to new apply can'ts. they may reopen -- apply can'ts. they may reopen -- applicants. they may reopen the program. >>> yesterday, in a montreal courtroom, one of the canadian bombing plot suspects says the statements are not char
several hours searching the home where katherine russell tsarnaeva has been living in rhode island. look at the evidence they're taking out of the house. you can see if you watch the video for a while, it was substantial, bags and bags of it. they also took something else, a dna sample. we're told it was to compare that to what was f the bomb fragments. this as her brother-in-law, dzhokhar tsarnaev, gets a huge boost to his defense team, a high profile lawyer helping him to avoid the death penalty. judge andrew napolitano is our fox senior news analyst. let's start with the wife. dna on the bomb component doesn't really tell us much. >> no. it could be a clerk in the store. it could have been something she innocently handled in her kitchen before her husband took it and turned a cooking you 10 tensile into an instrument of terror. >> megyn: even if it matches, it doesn't tell us much. >> correct. the statute requires intention. they can tell a lot about dna. >> megyn: what if her dna is on the explosive material? i mean, that would be something. if there was some remnant of a fire cracke
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